If you haven’t kept track of things at BMW lately you might have missed the maker’s new naming strategy. To boil it down to basics: sedans have odd-number designations, such as the classic BMW 3-, 5-, and 7-Series models. Even numbers are reserved for two-door coupes and convertible.
That is, except when you’re talking about coupe-like four-doors such as the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, the latest in a fast-growing line-up of all-new models from the Bavarian maker.
The 4-Series is itself new, BMW moving to put a little more space between the classic 3-er sedan and the sporty coupe. The Gran Coupe, meanwhile, comes in about a half-inch longer and wider, albeit a good 1.5 inches lower, than the 3-Series sedan. That’s good news for rear seat passengers who appear to lose a little headroom due to the more coupe-like roofline.